Carrell Jamilano (California)
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[Jesus] said to [the disciples], “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish . . . for all these people.” - Luke 9:13 (NRSV)
I work as a spiritual director and youth minister. After days of working long hours to prepare for a youth retreat without asking for help, I finally prayed. “God, I want to lead these youth to you, but I am completely exhausted. Please, please! Multiply my efforts like you multiplied...
. . . The police were getting the closest families to evacuate. My house was close enough that we could see things happening but far enough away to be safe. The police had told some people to wait in front of our house where it was safe. There was a father and his young son outside our house, and they were getting cold. We invited them to come inside until it was safe. Thankfully, the situation was resolved without anyone getting hurt." Read more from Pockets magazine.